Lindsay Price, LL Cool J get new roles

The major networks spent much of the last month announcing new project, pilots, and productions, and now they're finally getting around to announcing who will be in them. First up, a rapper-turned-actor is now confirmed to be one of the stars of CBS' NCIS spinoff.

LL Cool J, famous among hip-hop circles for the tracks "Going Back to Cali" and "Momma Said Knock You Out," will be introduced to a very different audience soon, says Variety. LL will play a former Navy SEAL who works undercover on the untitled NCIS tangent. Also reported to be in the cast is Chris O'Donnell, who has yet to be formally announced.

Lindsay Price has found a new job, provided her old one fizzles out. Price has been conditionally cast in ABC's Eastwick, a pilot based on the movie The Witches of Eastwick, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The condition? Her former show, the hanging-by-a-thread Lipstick Jungle, must be canceled first. Currently, NBC is looking for ways to keep the show on the air…but it's not looking good.

Elsewhere, the talented Eric Christian Olsen (Not Another Teen Movie, Beerfest) has grabbed the lead of an untitled comedy at ABC, and Michael Rady (Swingtown) has been cast in the Melrose Place reboot. Olsen will play a man dividing his time between being a goof off with his old friend and a responsible boyfriend to his new love. Rady will play a 25-year-old videographer who recently moved to Los Angeles.

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Mar 04, 2009
Good for them XO XO :):)
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Feb 28, 2009
I hope they cast Chris O'Donnell, his role in The Company, was awesome
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Feb 27, 2009
to buckeyenut68, LL has no acting experience? Guess your not a movie watcher. He has plenty, and while I'm not a fan of his in any way, I will admit that he is a decent actor.
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Feb 27, 2009
Hmm LL Cool J playing former Navy SEAL. I'm interested to see how this will work out.
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Feb 27, 2009
I like LL - just not sure about the NCIS spin off.
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Feb 27, 2009
LL Cool J & Chris O'Donnell couldnt be more wrong for a NCIS spin off.O'Donnell looks to young & LL has no acting experince. why would the people who cast them want to ruin the franchise of JAG & NCIS. i think Alex O'Laughlin would of been great in the show.
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Feb 26, 2009
I'm glad that Lindsay Price has a new job offer, but I'd prefer that Lipstick Jungle won't be cut off.
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Feb 26, 2009
Sounds horrendous, we do not need an NCIS spin off
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Feb 26, 2009
Radys role sounds like Zaphne Zunigas role meets Billy on melrose place.. Whats up with that???
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Feb 26, 2009
Pity about Lipstick Jungle, I liked it. Hope Lindsay Price get's a decent role if it is cancelled.
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Feb 26, 2009
They need to bring LIPSTICK JUNGLE BACK!!!! I miss my friday nights. There is no better role for Lindsay Price than that!!
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Feb 26, 2009
LL Cool J is good casting. I think he will do great. I still am not sure about spinning off NCIS though.
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Feb 26, 2009
Lindsay Price is a decent actress, but I'm really not interesting in Eastwick or Lipstick Jungle.
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Feb 26, 2009
I love Lindsay Price, but I hope we keep her with Lipstick Jungle.
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